French food group Danone has reported steady if unspectacular
growth for the third quarter of the year, with poor weather in much
of northern Europe impacting sales compared to last year's
RosSpirtProm, Russia's state-owned alcohol producer, is to be
privatised next year in a two-phase operation expected to garner
interest from a wide range of drinks companies. But with many of
the distilleries within the group...
Aluminium and packaging giant Alcoa has reported flat third-quarter
earnings, with a 20 per cent jump in primary metal prices offset by
higher energy and raw material costs, and various production
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has increased its stake in Russia's
rapidly growing beer market for the second time in three months,
underlining the competition among big brewers to exploit the
potential of this newly crowned nation...
China's beer market - the biggest in the world - is continuing to
consolidate into the control of just a handful of major companies,
but while international brewers have certainly been quick to stake
their claims, there are still...
Three major European brewing companies are competing to purchase a
small brewery in the previously unexplored region of Russia's far
east, as the scrap to profit from one of the world's
fastest-growing beer markets hots...
A re-vamped, state-of-the-art factory, which can produce 50,000
bottles of soft drinks every hour, has just been opened by Polish
soft drinks company Hoop, giving the company the perfect platform
to penetrate European markets, writes...
After rejecting an $800 million offer for its juice business from
Northland Cranberries early last year, US co-operative Ocean Spray
has decided the time is right to enter into an agreement with its
Global packaging group Rexam, the world's leading beverage can
supplier, has acquired the 50 per cent shareholding it does not own
in the Mexican beverage can business, Vitro-American National Can
SA de CV (VanCan), from its...